The Lost World Of The Kalahari

Author: Laurens Van Der Post
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407073125
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Travel

Laurens van der Post was fascinated and appalled at the fate of this remarkable people. Ostracised by all the changing face of African cultural life they retreated deep into the Kalahari desert. His fascinating attempt to capture their way of life and the secrets of their ancient heritage provide captivating reading and a unique insight into a forgotten way of life.

Why Ostriches Don t Fly and Other Tales from the African Bush

Author: I. Murphy Lewis
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563084023
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Education

Here is a portrait of one of the world's oldest and most remarkable cultures. The group's history, nomadic way of life, beliefs, and customs are explored through 15 traditional tales written in poetic verse and juxtaposed with commentary on the challenges this group faces today.

The Heart Of The Hunter

Author: Laurens Van Der Post
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407073064
Release Date: 2010-10-31
Genre: Travel

In this moving sequel to The Lost World of the Kalahari van der Post records everything he has learned of the life and lore of Africa's first inhabitants. The Heart of the Hunter is a journey into the mind and spirit of the Bushmen, a people outlawed by the advance of blacks and whites alike.

Venture To The Interior

Author: Laurens Van Der Post
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407073217
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Summoned to Whitehall in 1949, Laurens van der Post was told that in old British Central Africa there were two large tracts of country that London didn't really know anything about, and could he go in there on foot and take a look, please? Venture to the Interior is the account of that journey, a journey filled with adventure and discovery, flying from London across Europe and Africa, and after days in small aircraft, on foot across the mountains to the two lost worlds of central Africa.

Integral Renewal

Author: Ronnie Lessem
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317115410
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Genre: Business & Economics

In 2010 Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer published their seminal work on Integral Research and Innovation, whereby they identified the four R’s; relational and renewal, reason and realization based research paths that altogether encompass the major qualitative research methods and methodologies. Within each path they identified a trajectory from origination to transformation via foundation and emancipation. However these paths, underlying the research process, conventionally termed 'method', were disconnected from the integral economic and enterprise content, conventionally termed 'literature', with which they were concerned. In this book, Integral Renewal they seek to remedy such, in two major respects. As transformative masters and PhD programs are focused on the 'Global South', where the vast majority of the world’s population is based, as well as those developmental agencies focused on such, the great majority of the people with whom the authors deal select the relational research path, and the path of renewal, over and above the paths of reason and realization. The focus of this book will be on these two paths of integral research, now interconnected with integral enterprise and economics. Uniquely, the authors pursue research and innovation in a systematic way. In that respect, while their prior Integral Research book still provides the research foundation for the four southern and eastern, northern and western paths, this book will focus on the former two relational (southern) and renewal (eastern) from the combined perspectives of research process and economic and enterprise content.

Affluence Without Abundance

Author: James Suzman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781632865748
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Social Science

A vibrant portrait of the "original affluent society†?--the Bushmen of southern Africa--by the anthropologist who has spent much of the last twenty-five years documenting their encounter with modernity. If the success of a civilization is measured by its endurance over time, then the Bushmen of the Kalahari are by far the most successful in human history. A hunting and gathering people who made a good living by working only as much as needed to exist in harmony with their hostile desert environment, the Bushmen have lived in southern Africa since the evolution of our species nearly two hundred thousand years ago. In Affluence Without Abundance, anthropologist James Suzman vividly brings to life a proud and private people, introducing unforgettable members of their tribe, and telling the story of the collision between the modern global economy and the oldest hunting and gathering society on earth. In rendering an intimate picture of a people coping with radical change, it asks profound questions about how we now think about matters such as work, wealth, equality, contentment, and even time. Not since Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's The Harmless People in 1959 has anyone provided a more intimate or insightful account of the Bushmen or of what we might learn about ourselves from our shared history as hunter-gatherers.

Before the Knife

Author: Carolyn Slaughter
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307424938
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In this unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Carolyn Slaughter recalls her childhood in Africa and how the land itself released her from a rage that threatened to destroy her. For Carolyn Slaughter, who grew up in Botswana in the 1950s, it was the Kalahari Desert that made life bearable. Her father was a cruel and violent district commissioner during the last days of British colonial rule, and their family’s stiff English facade masked an unspeakable household secret. But out in the bush, the intensity of the air and the beauty of the landscape touched her with a kind of feverish grace. She would disappear for hours to watch the flat brown river with its water lilies and crocodiles; the thorn trees and the flocks of flamingos; the local women with their babies strapped to their backs. Filled with the majesty and splendor of the ever-changing desert, Before The Knife is the deeply moving story of a girl who endured and transcended her family’s violence to emerge an impassioned observer and explicator of her world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Kalahari

Author: Jessica Khoury
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781595147660
Release Date: 2016
Genre: YOUNG ADULT FICTION

"Deep in the Kalahari Desert, a Corpus lab protects a dangerous secret . . .a But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own? a When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. It's up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety, calling on survival know-how from years of growing up in remote and exotic locales. Battling dehydration, starvation and the pangs of first love, she does her best to hold it together, even as their circumstances grow increasingly desperate. a But soon a terrifying encounter makes Sarah question everything she's ever known about the natural world. A silver lion, as though made of mercury, makes a vicious, unprovoked attack on the group. After a narrow escape, they uncover the chilling truth behind the lion's silver sheen- a highly contagious and deadly virus that threatens to ravage the entire area-and eliminate life as they know it. a In this breathtaking new novel by the acclaimed author ofaOriginaandaVitro, Sarah and the others must outrun not only the virus, but also its creators, who will stop at nothing to wipe out every trace of it. Praise for Kalahari'Survivor meets James Bond in this page-turning mix of realism and science fiction.'a Voice of Youth Advocates'A gripping adventure.'aKirkus'Khoury builds a relentless plot and seeds the narrative with a deadly mystery that echoes themes of her first novel, Origin(2012).a The science-fiction elements and setting evoke Jurassic Park'sthemes of human meddling in nature, while touches of teen angst and love keep the book realistic and broaden the appeal.'a Booklist'Khoury keeps the tension throughout with life-threatening moments and narrow escapes . . . a true adventure story in an unusual setting.'a School Library Connection Reviews'A blend of survival/adventure, sci-fi, and first love, Kalahariis grounded in the resourceful courage of a girl raised in the African bush.a Thrilling, unpredictable, irresistible . . . six teenagers in dire straits, and the suspense never lets up.a Readers will flock to Jessica Khoury's masterful prose and storytelling.'a Will Hobbs, award-winning author of Far Northand Never Say Diea a "

Feather Fall

Author: Laurens Van Der Post
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448191468
Release Date: 2013-11-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

This Van Der Post 'reader', thematically organised to reflect the patterns and themes which have influenced his life and his writing, distils the essence of the writer, thinker, spiritual guru and man of action. This evocative and thought-provoking selection, combining short paragraphs and longer passages is chosen with love and insight from his published and some unpublished writings, (books, introductions, lectures, essays, ) and will give pleasure and inspiration to generations of readers the world over.

Lost City of the Kalahari

Author: Alan Paton
Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press
ISBN: UOM:39015064911541
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

In 1956 seven amateur adventurers set off from Natal in a decrepit 5-ton truck on "the craziest expedition ever to enter the unknown". Its goal: "to make archaeological history" by locating a mythical Lost City in a remote range of mountains deep in the Kalahari Desert. Lost City of the Kalahari is Paton's hitherto unpublished account of the odd adventure.

The Voice of the Thunder

Author: Laurens Van der Post
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN: UOM:39015032944830
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Philosophy

The author of The Heart of the Hunter shares his vision and his manifesto for renewal in the human spirit in this collection of three essays--"The Little Memory," "The Great Memory," and "The Other Journey."

Finding Jung

Author: Frank N. McMillan
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603446966
Release Date: 2012-03-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Available electronically in an open-access, full-text edition from the Texas A&M University Libraries' Digital Repository at http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /146844. Frank N. McMillan Jr., a country boy steeped in the traditional culture of rural Texas, was summoned to a life-long quest for meaning by a dream lion he met in the night. On his journey, he followed the lead of the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, and eventually established the world’s first professorship to advance the study of that field. McMillan, born and raised on a ranch near Calvert, was an Aggie through and through, with degrees in geology and petroleum engineering. As an adult working near Bay City, Texas, he was lunching in a country café when by chance he met abstract expressionist painter Forrest Bess, who was ecstatically waving a letter he had received from Jung himself. The artist’s enthusiastic description of Jung as a master psychologist, soul doctor, and healer led McMillan to the Jung Center in Houston, where he began reading Jung’s Collected Works. McMillan frequently said, “Jung saved my life.” Finding Jung: Frank N. McMillan Jr., a Life in Quest of the Lion captures McMillan’s journey through the words of his own journals and through reflections by his son, Frank III. David Rosen, the holder of the first endowed McMillan professorship at Texas A&M University, adds insights to the book, and the late Sir Laurens van der Post, whom the elder McMillan met at the Houston Jung Center in 1979, authored a foreword to the book before his death. This is a story that sheds light on the inner workings of the self as well as the Jungian understanding of the Self. In often lyrical language, it gives the human background to a major undertaking in the dissemination of Jungian scholarship and provides a personal account of a life lived in near-mythic dimensions.

Gobi A Little Dog with a Big Heart picture book

Author: Dion Leonard
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400313235
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! Families everywhere will be delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion—a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart is a fun, engaging picture book perfect for families to enjoy together. Prepare to fall in love with the heartwarming and true story of Gobi and Dion. Gobi, a scrappy little stray dog, latches onto a man named Dion and keeps pace alongside him as he runs his way across China in a long 155-mile race. Through cold nights and raging rivers, with little food and water, and through a long, hard journey, these two create a bond unlike any other. Cross the finish line with Gobi and Dion, the little pup who never quit and the ultramarathon runner who loves her. This amazing true story sparked international attention and will continue to inspire readers as they enjoy this fun picture book perfect for children. Join these two unlikely friends as they form a winning team for both the race and life!

Never Cry Wolf

Author: Farley Mowat
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9781551991917
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: Nature

EYE TO EYE WITH DEATH: THE WOLF PROJECT Hordes of bloodthirsty wolves are slaughtering the arctic caribou, and the government's Wildlife Service assigns naturalist Farley Mowat to investigate. Mowat is dropped alone onto the frozen tundra, where he begins his mission to live among the howling wolf packs and study their ways. Contact with his quarry comes quickly, and Mowat discovers not a den of marauding killers but a courageous family of skillful providers and devoted protectors of their young. As Mowat comes closer to the wolf world, he comes to fear with them the onslaught of bounty hunters and government exterminators out to erase the noble wolf community from the Arctic. Never Cry Wolf is one of the brilliant narratives on the myth and magic of wild wolves and man's true place among the creatures of nature. "We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be — the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer — which is, in reality, no more than the reflected image of ourself." — From the new Preface From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Falcon Flies

Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 9781785765704
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Fiction

She heard another movement pass behind her turned shoulder, a whisper of sound, yet so chilling that she felt all power of movement drained from her legs. He was here, very close in the blackness, toying with her, cruel as a cat. He had smelt her out. Now he crouched over her ready to strike and she could only wait. A mission of duty. A quest for love. Dr Robyn Ballantyne has always worked hard for what she wants. Coming home to Africa after twenty years, she fears there are only three men who may still stand in her way: THE BROTHER Zouga is the only family she's known for much of her life. Yet she and the celebrated soldier will never quite see eye to eye... THE CAPTAIN Codrington, ambitious British naval officer, wants to give her a perfect life. Could she ever be tamed enough to fit his idea of perfection? THE TRADER Mungo St James, the notorious American merchant, repels her with his slave trading. But Robyn cannot forget what once passed between them. As her adventures begin, Robyn must make decisions that will shape the future for all of them... The first book in the epic Ballantyne series